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State DOTs Spend Even More Money on Highway Expansions Than We Thought

Advocates knew states would go on a highway widening binge when the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed — but they didn't know it would be quite this bad.

February 22, 2024

Advocates Urge NY To Cut Car Trips by 20 Percent

New York should spend billions on transit, bikes, and paths instead of more highway.

February 6, 2024

Freeway Fighters: ‘Stop the Highway-Expansion Madness,’ New Coalition Demands

"Endless highway expansions are pulling our country into an environmental, budgetary, and public health crisis," the letter states.

February 6, 2024

Should We Stop Subsidizing EVs For All and Focus on ‘Super-Drivers’?

Ten percent of U.S. drivers use 35 percent of our fuel. Instead of focusing on getting them in EVs, though, subsidies miss "super-users" and reinforce car dependency.

January 29, 2024

Are Boomers to Blame for America’s Dirty Transportation System — And Can They Fix It?

We spoke with one Baby Boomer says his generation needs to step up to end climate change — and he's got some advice.

January 9, 2024

Why Red States Are Suing to Hide Their Transportation Emissions

"They’re saying they don’t have the capacity to measure greenhouse gas emissions, and in the same [document], they’re saying they do; I’d like to know which it is."

January 3, 2024

DOT’s New Emissions Rule is a Big Deal, Even if It Doesn’t Punish States for Polluting

No states will face penalties for building needless toxic road projects — but they also won't be able to hide those impacts from the public.

November 27, 2023

OPINION: Infrastructure Bill Offers Too Little Progress on Climate and Equity

Most of its historic funding is helping to maintain a harmful status quo at a time when we need to address climate change.

November 16, 2023

Talking Headways Podcast: Aging Adults and Climate Emergencies

Climate change is affecting all of us — but especially seniors. Let's talk about it.

November 9, 2023

Calif. Projects Chosen for Climate Adaptation Funding

California Transportation Commission staff released their recommendations for local projects to protect transportation infrastructure from climate change. The list will be considered by the CTC in December.

November 7, 2023